Facebook unfriends Mark Zuckerberg, Esq.

While social media is a valuable tool, remember that these “free” services aren’t exactly public utilities. Ask Mark Zuckerberg.

No, not that Mark Zuckerberg, the other one. “Isn’t there only one,” you ask?

Meet [Mark S. Zuckerberg, Esq.] [], Indiana bankruptcy attorney. According to the LA Times, Zuckerberg has plummeted in Google searches, and disappeared from Facebook, with the rise of the younger Zuckerberg.

>If you had Googled Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, you would have found me. No
>one else. Mark S. Zuckerberg, bankruptcy attorney. If you had repeated the
>search two years later, you wouldn’t have found me at all. Now my name
>isn’t mine any more. The website HowManyofMe.com claims that only 1 Mark
>Zuckerberg exists in the entire United States. Which one do you think
>they’re counting?

Zuckerberg has handled the entire matter well, apparently, taking out the domain name “www.IamMarkZuckerberg.com,” to help clarify the matter.

But it’s a worthwhile reminder: you don’t even have the right to your own name on Facebook, or Twitter, or any private social media site. When you’re drafting a social media policy, make sure you explore ownership of your own content. As Mark Zuckerberg knows, the answers aren’t always clear.

HT: [wiredgc.com][] [Mark S. Zuckerberg, Esq.]: http://www.zucklaw.com
[wiredgc.com]: http://www.wiredgc.com/2011/05/12/legal-ownership-of-social-media/